June 19, 2022 Bulletin

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Seen By God


Call to Worship


All Who are Thirsty  VT 49

Come Bring Your Burdens to God  VT 679

Children’s Time

Jesus Loves Me  VT 516

Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon: “Seen by God”

God Calls You Good  VT 172

Congregational Prayer

Gr. 12 Blessing

Offering & Children’s Offering


Wonderful Grace of Jesus   VT 170



Leading Us in Worship:
Worship Leader: Kim Francis
Music: Doris Martin
Sermon and Children’s Time: Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational Prayer: Wes Leis
Livestream: Steve Kennel
Audio: Steve Carter

11:00 a.m.  Adult Education in person, in the fellowship hall

No  Coffee Time

As we have returned to the sanctuary for Sunday worship, we are experimenting with a family friendly space at the back of the sanctuary. This includes tables with quiet activities for the kids (additional activities found on the table in the foyer). This space is well used and much appreciated by families. Contact Worship Committee with any questions.

Guidelines for Worship

  • Mask wearing and physical distancing is encouraged.
  • Stay home if you feel ill for any reason.
  • Sit in every other pew and 2 m apart unless you arrange otherwise with the person(s) seated next to you.
  • You are welcome to sing if you are wearing a mask.
  • Colouring sheets and craft items for children are available at the back of the sanctuary.
  • The nursery room is available, unsupervised.

Next Sunday June 26
9:45 a.m. Livestream and in-person worship in the sanctuary.
Theme:  Invited to God’s Table: Growing in Hospitality and Connection
Scripture: : Genesis 18:1-10.  Hospitality: Love of Strangers
Speaker: Pastor Steve Drudge

11:00 a.m. Hybrid Program Meeting, June 26th immediately following the worship service (in-person and on Zoom). Hear a few updates on ministries of the church, review and approve the slate of volunteers. Details on connecting virtually will be provided in next Thursday’s email.

June 26 (Sun.) Noon – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”  a chance to reconnect and eat with others in the congregation. You can sign up on the cards available on the table between the church mailboxes. Please indicate whether you prefer to host or be a guest, number of people, any allergies, and a preference for either indoor or outdoor gathering. Return the response card to the box on the table or email your response to Care Team Chair, Christine Helmuth at chriggy5@gmail.com by TODAY.

June Special Offering: “One Lunch.” Contribute the equivalent cost of one lunch in our community to assist lower income global brothers and sisters to attend Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2022 in Indonesia. Give directly to https://bit.ly/3zekXQb.

We are receiving items for relief kits, hygiene kits and soap that is much needed for MCC’s shipments of emergency supplies to Ukraine. See mcco.ca/kits  for details of kit contents or find lists on the table next to the mailboxes. ‘Cash for kits’ allows MCC to purchase items in bulk at less cost and to cover shipping fees. Place items in the box provided during children’s offering, or during the week in a box inside the church’s main entrance.

Congregational Life
June 22 (Wed.) 3:30 p.m. Gifts Discernment meets on Zoom.

June 23 (Thurs.), 7:00 p.m.  Care Team meets in person.

June 23 (Thurs.) 9:30 a.m. —1 p.m. Faith Formation Visioning Retreat.

June 23 (Thurs.) 7 p.m. VFT  & PCRC  Brainstorming meeting.

July 3 (Sun.) 10:00 a.m. Outdoor worship service of hymn singing and sharing, at Bob and Gladys Bender’s.  Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, as well as your own dishes and a food item to share for our first potluck! The service will not be livestreamed, rather it will be posted to the website later on Sunday. If the weather is bad, then we will meet at the church.

Aug 5-7 Church Camping at Hidden Acres. Sign-up sheet for overnight camping is on the table by the mailboxes. For more information or questions, talk to Anthony Helmuth.

Jr. Youth
June 21 (Tues.) 6 – 8 p.m. Progressive Dinner

Personal Notes
Congratulations to Harry Martin who is celebrating his 82nd  birthday on Saturday, June 25.

Community Events

June 21, 23, 25.  “Living Below The Line,” a free theatre production in which participants share their stories about struggle with poverty, perseverance and hope. Details at www.watercoursetheatre.com

June 21 (Tues.) 6 – 8 p.m. (in person or Zoom) Tri-County Mennonite Homes Annual General Meeting at Greenwood Court (90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford). Anyone with interest in serving as a delegate please contact the church office or Jim Steckle.

July 1 – 3 Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp: Family Camping Weekend. For details visit www.hiddenacres.ca or contact 519-625-8602 or info@hiddenacres.ca.

July 3 (Sun.), 2:30 p.m. Fair Wind Celtic Quartet at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville Road. An offering will be taken. Masks requested but not required. See https://detweilermeetinghouse.ca/events/

July 29 (Fri.) – Aug. 1 (Mon.)  We Declare what we have seen and heard. Mennonite Church Canada Gathering in Edmonton, Alberta.  Details and registration: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.

August 22-26. MCC Learning Tour with Indigenous Neighbours, Timmins, ON.  Only a few spots left, contact info@mcco.ca  for more details.

2022 Slate of Volunteers printed copies on the back table. Gifts Discernment is still having conversations with potential volunteers. If you are interested, or would like to recommend someone for a role that is currently vacant, please speak to Esther Kennel, Jessie Gingerich, or Pastor Sara.

Lost & Found Table located in the mailbox hallway. Please check if anything belongs to you.  Items not claimed will go to the Thrift Store after Sunday, June 26. Thanks for checking.

June 24 (Fri.) We are moving Louise Wideman’s house contents from Vineland to New Hamburg.  We still need more help later afternoon in New Hamburg to unload.  Please contact Don Steinmann at 519.634.5518 as soon as possible if you are able to help.

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate invites applicants for Director of Finance & Human Resources. Visit www.rockway.ca/employment for the full posting.

Amish Bicentennial 1822-2022.  Copies of a one page history and a list of several events in late September and early October 2022 are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary.

Steinmann Soxx Softball
June 20 (Mon.) 9:00 p.m. – Steinmann Soxx @ Tavistock Bearcats  (Tavistock – Optimist)

June 22 (Wed.) 9:00 p.m. Steinmann Soxx @ Hillcrest Red Sox  (Petersburg Community Park )